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Oregon PTA, OEA and Children First for Oregon are calling on the state to address $7.6 billion in deferred maintenance. We need to make sure our schools are safe environments. Oregon PTA Legislative Director, Otto Schell states “When we talk to teachers and parents, we’re hearing the same stories, whether we’re in urban, rural or suburban areas. It’s a real concern—you want to be sure your kids aren’t stepping into a toxic learning environment.” Read the full article and the report.

“Gov. Brown’s endorsement signals that she too believes Measure 97 is the solution we need. And I think that when Oregon voters do their homework, they will come to the same conclusion. With the Governor’s support, we are one important step closer to finally making the investments our state needs. It’s a good day for Oregon kids and families.” – Otto Schell, Oregon PTA Legislative Director Read Otto’s full comment here. 

Governor Kate Brown announced her position on five ballot measures qualified for the November ballot, including Measure 97 which is a step forward to fund the growing need in public education, healthcare and senior services. You can read more here. 

The Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division is conducting a performance audit of the use of statewide summative assessments, with a focus on the Smarter Balanced Assessment. They are conducting a survey of parents to find out whether Smarter Balanced testing impacts you and your family. Your responses will help them make recommendations on how to make improvements in the system. Please help by filling out this survey. The survey should only take about 5-10 minutes to fill out. The … read more

To prepare for the 2016 Oregon PTA Conference and Convention, please share these materials with your PTA members and officers: 2016_SLATE of Nominees 2016 TES Information 2016 Proposed Bylaw Amendments 2016 Heads or Tails Flyer 2016 Conference Rules 2016 Conference and Convention Information 2016 Candidate Information 2016-2018 Legislative Platform


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